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  • The Smell of Roses Makes Our Learning Bloom!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $692.76:
    My students need deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, healthy snacks, kleenex, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, a pencil sharpener, pencils, copy paper, and colored ink to nurture their emotional needs while making their learning bloom!
    Smyser Elementary School

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February 23, 2018 Update

The final auction will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 7-11 p m at Biagio, 4242 N. Central. Buy your early bird tickets onlineor in person before February 24.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Sat., Feb 24, 8-11 am, Community First Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison. Come for your Cardiac Check-Up. Cholesterol screenings, blood glucose, body mass index, osteoporosis screenings...

Sat., Feb 24, 7:30 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.The Mikey O’Comedy show will host a Stand Up for St. Barts!fundraiser. Enjoy...

Wed., Feb 28, 7 pm, Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long.Learn what you can do about crime during the1624 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Fri., Mar 2, 3 pm,Josi’as Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. Milwaukee. As if you needed an excuse to eat froyo, well now you have one! A portion of all frozen yogurt purchases will benefit St. John’s Lutheran School during the St. John’s Lutheran School Family Night. More info:online. Cost of purchases. 

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...from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, $5 for kids ages 3...

...historic details to the former Jefferson Park firehouse, which sits on the southeast corner of Ainslie and Lipps. Lake Effect would be the ground-floor tenant, brewing beer on-site and offering a...

Lake Effect has become a neighborhood fixture since opening at 4727 W. Montrose Ave. in 2011, notably brewing 45th Ward Pale Ale using hops grown within the ward. They...

Please join me for a community meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 8, in King’s Hall (3rd floor) at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, to learn more.

On Friday, March 2 at 5:00 pm, join Jefferson Park Forward and Lake Effect Brewing Company for a special beer release party. Their inaugural collaboration will be at Windsor Tavern, 4530 N. Milwaukee.

Join Keeler Gardens, 3631 N. Keeler, for an afternoon of flowers and foliage on Saturday, March 10, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

I’m pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N. Menard, began this Thursday.The new annex is expected to be completed by November this year.

In fall 2017, a new turf field was installed at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N. McVicker. The new fields at Schurz High School and Farnsworth Elementary are well underway, with draft designs presented to the Farnsworth community just this week.

The 18th annual Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 10 am at North Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. For more information on how you can participate in the Polar Plunge, please visit the Chicago Polar Plunge website.

I hop you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will be open through February 28. The exam will be on Saturday, May 5, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Tue., Feb 27, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool Story Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 years old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Sat., Mar 3, 6:30-11 pm, Klairmont Kollections, 3111 N. Knox. Support a local school while enjoying dinner, music, dancing, vintage car viewing, raffles, and a silent auction at the St. Viator Spring Soiree. Tickets: online.$85.

Sun., Mar 4, 5-10 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate St. Patrick’s with the 11th annualWearing of the Green Dance; the official kick...

Tue., March 6, 7 pm,Independence Park Bungalow, 3900 N. Hamlin.Join neighbors to learn how you can participate in supporting your neighborhood at the monthlyGIPNA Board Meeting. Free.

Sun., March 11, 8 am-1:30 pm, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Kernaghan Hall (basement), 4646 N. Austin. St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Cornelius Boy Scout troops will be hosting their 16th Annual...

Mon., March 12, 7 pm, Irving Park Baptist Church, Basement, 4401 W. Irving Park.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during the Old Irving Park Association meeting. More info: online. Free.

Tue., March 13, 7 pm, Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott.Lean what you can do about crime during the1613 beat meeting Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4521.Free.

Tue., March 13, 7 pm, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1731 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588. Free.

Wed., March 14, 7 pm, Athletic Field Park, 3546 W. Addison. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1732-1733 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

Sun., March 18, 10 am-2 pm,Copernicus Center, Annex Space, 5214 W. Lawrence. TheJefferson Park Sunday Market continues in the annex space at the Copernicus Center. There is even a cash bar to make those brunches a little more interesting this winter. Cost of purchases. 

Sun., March 18, 2 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, 4100 N. Harding.The Irving Park Fine Arts Committee presents Ling’s Classical Strings.Free.

Wed., March 21, 7 pm, 16th District Police Station, Community Room, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1623 beat meeting. Find your beat at the 45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

Wed., March 21, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th Ward beat map. More info: 312-742-4588.Free.

    February 23, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Join your friends and neighbors for Carlson Community Services' 6th annual Soup & Bread event. Escape winter hibernation and enjoy samples of hearty soups from neighborhood cooks and restaurants, including Bread & Wine, Bourgeois Pig, RedlandsGrill, Tre Kronor, Chef Ed Gardner, and more.
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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    BUILDING RENOVATIONS AND SECOND FLOOR DORMER ADDITION TO EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AND NEW GARAGE. CURRENT USE: RESIDENTIALPROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIALNO CHANGE IN USE OR OCCUPANCY

    4106 N. Austin Ave. Issued February 21, 2018 Comment

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  • Making Storytelling Come Alive with LEGO!

    Mrs. Griesenauer is asking for $527.87:
    My students need amusement park tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center and Lego 3D glasses to explore reading through a digital lens after our field trip experience!
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

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Victim recovering from surgery after stabbing at Norridge gas station, police say — road rage may be cause

Norridge police are searching for the attacker. Loughran said police are seeking a 40-year-old Chicago man after recovering an abandoned vehicle in the 4000 block of Marmora Avenue.

    Victim recovering from surgery after stabbing at Norridge gas station, police say - road rage may be cause
    Norridge police believe road rage may have been behind an altercation Wednesday night at a BP gas station at 4401 N. Harlem Ave., in which police said a Chicago man was stabbed. The 47-year-old man was recovering after surgery, Norridge Detective Sgt. Brian Loughran said Thursday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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What's the cheapest rental available in Portage Park, right now?

3451 N Laramie Ave.

4018 N Austin Ave., #A2 Here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment at 4018 N Austin Ave., which is going for $900 / month. In the unit, the listing promises hardwood flooring, central...

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5600 West Leland Ave., #5604-1e Listed at $795 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, located at 5600...

3238 N Long Ave., #1 Then there's this apartment with 1-bedroom and 1-bathroom at 3238 N Long Ave., listed at $950 / month. In the unit, anticipate hardwood flooring, in-unit laundry, storage space and a walk-in pantry. Pet owners, take heed: cats and dogs are welcome. (See the listing here

4350 North Cicero Ave., #4358-2N Listed at $985 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located at 4350 North Cicero Ave. In the unit, look for hardwood flooring, arched doorways, ceiling fans, a dishwasher and on-site laundry. Cats are permitted. (Here's the listing

    What's the cheapest rental available in Portage Park, right now?
    If you're seeking a new apartment, you know how hard it can be to find a good deal. So what does the low-end rent on a rental in Portage Park look like these days--and what might you get for the price?
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Portage Theater

I heard it was going to close. However the website shows bookings through April I walked by there tonight and everything has been stripped from the lobby..the chandelier, the vintage movie posters, the concession stand...all gone.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I went by whats left of the colony theatre at 59th and Kedzie the top of the marquee has small plants growing out of at

  • Silent film "Man From Beyond" about Houdini is playing at City News this Friday, including the organist. Free show.

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Dibs

Born and raised in Chicago.Ive seen an ironing board out there.

  • So glad the pouring rain today is not snow.... I can't stand any more bickering about dibs... :-)

  • What's wrong with lawn chairs on the parkway? That way when it gets warmer, you can sit out there and watch people throw real garbage on the street- you know, fast food bags, wrappers, cups, etc.

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TODAY! Portage Park Village meeting about sen...

TODAY! Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long) TOPICS: combating isolation + how to be a volunteer Spread the word!

    Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward
    TODAY! Portage Park Village meeting about senior safety WHEN: 2/21, 11am - 12:15pm WHERE: Portage Park Satellite Senior Center (4100 N Long) TOPICS: combating isolation + how to be a volunteer...
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  • Classroom Supplies for Learning

    Ms. Abarca is asking for $159.36:
    My students need cleaning supplies and classroom supplies to be successful in the classroom.
    Portage Park Elementary School
  • MJK

    Danny Hunt,
    Thanks for the numbers. One thing that could be related to that is the average property tax for residents in those same school districts.

  • I'll bet that the cost per student for administrators (principals on up to board and union prez) in Chicago is much more than the other districts. The bureaucrats/politically connected get their money in #299 but their kids don't get a proper education or the proper means to obtain it because the system is broken.

    I wasn't able to prove or disprove this in my preliminary searches. If anyone has a source i will check/verify my assertion.

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February 16, 2018 Update

The 4400-block of North Major at 6:30 am February 3.

The final auction will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 7-11 p m at Biagio, 4242 N. Central. Buy your early bird tickets onlineor in person before February 24.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

The village meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Portage Park Senior Center, 4100 N. Long. If you have any questions ahead of the meeting, feel free to contact Sean Dolan at 312-744-9022 or atsean.dolan@cityofchicago.org.

Wilbur Wright College, 4300 N. Narragansett

Sun., Feb 18, 1-3 pm, Josi’s Frozen Yogurt, 4032 N. Milwaukee. Josi’s hosts their monthly No Apologies eventfor special needs family. At least one child...

Thur., Feb 22, 7 pm, St. Bartholomew, Krueger Hall, 4910 W. Addison.Learn what you can do about crime during the1634 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4521. Free.

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I’m pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N. Menard, began this Thursday.The new annex is expected to be completed by November this year.

In fall 2017, a new turf field was installed at Hitch Elementary, 5625 N. McVicker. The new fields at Schurz High School and Farnsworth Elementary are well underway, with draft designs presented to the Farnsworth community just this week.

The 5500-block of North Parkside at 4:00 pm on January 25;

The 5800-block of North Mason at 8:05 am on January 27;

The 5500-block of North Mango between 6:00 pm January 29 and 5:00 am January 30;

The 5700-block of West Ainslie between 7:00 pm January 30 and 9:00 am January 31; and

Parents/guardians, teachers, or clinicians can speak to the IT in person on Wednesday, February 21, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Center for Conflict Resolution, 11 E. Adams.

...from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Irving Park Lutheran Church gym, 4057 N. Harding. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and teens, $5 for kids ages 3...

The 18th annual Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 10 am at North Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Lake Shore Drive. For more information on how you can participate in the Polar Plunge, please visit the Chicago Polar Plunge website.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 20, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence. Learn more and register online.

I hop you’ll take the opportunity, if you are able, to help further democracy and serve as an election judge. Apply online or download an application for this personally rewarding job at the Board of Election website, or pick up an application in my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

Applications to become a Chicago Police Officer will be open through February 28. The exam will be on Saturday, May 5, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Dr.

Liberty Tax Service, 4900 W. Irving Park, has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, 3801 N. Keeler, again this tax season as a way to give back to our community.

Mather’s – Portage Park, 3235 N. Central

Mathers – Norwood Park, 7134 W. Higgins

Thur., Feb 20, 6-7:30 pm, West Belmont Public Library, 3104 N. Narragansett. Are you planning a rehab project in your bungalow or vintage home? Come be inspired...

Wed., Feb 21, 10:15-11 am,Jefferson Park Branch, 5363 W. Lawrence. Join in on the fun duringPreschool School Time. Stories, rhymes, songs, STEAM activities, and crafts. 3-5 years old. More info: 312-744-1998. Free.

Wed., Feb 21, 1:15 pm, Portage-Cragin Branch, 5108 W. Belmont.The Portage-Cragin branch hosts a three-week series of beginner classes focused around learning digital skills. This class will focus onIntermediate Email. Register: 312-744-0152.Free.

Wed., Feb 21, 7 pm, 17th District Police Station, Community Room, 4650 N. Pulaski. Learn what you can do about crime during the 1722-1723 beat meeting. Find your beat at the45th ward map. More info: 312-742-4588.

Thur., Feb 22, 12-1:30 pm, Cook County Elder Justice Center, 50 W. Washington, Courtroom 2005.The senior enrichment seminar series hosts a Long-Term Care: Who Will Pay?seminar.RSVP: 312-603-9233.Free.

Sat., Feb 24,Independence Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park. Save the date for theWest Walker Winter Social. RSVP by Feb. 19 to Cindi Webber via email or 773-539-8346. No Cover Charge.

Sun., Feb 25, 5-7 pm, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Gym, 4100 N. Harding. Support the local non-profit Carlson Community Services during aSoup & Bread Benefit. More info: online.$15/adults; $10/seniors and teens; $5/kids 3-12; free/kids under 3.

Tue., Feb 27, 7 pm, Pasta D’Arte, 6311 N. Milwaukee. Meet neighbors and get involved in the community during theGladstone Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting.Free.

Wed., Feb 28, 7 pm,Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, Basement Auditorium, 5320 W. Giddings.Meet neighbors and discuss how to improve your community during theJefferson Park Neighborhood Associationmonthly meeting...

Sun., Mar 4, 5-10 pm, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox.Celebrate St. Patrick’s with the 11th annualWearing of the Green Dance; the official kick...

    February 16, 2018 Update
    Dear Neighbor, Please be advised that in observance of President's Day, my office will be closed on Saturday, February 17, and Monday, February 19. It will re-open on Tuesday, February 20, at 9:00 am. I'm pleased to announce that the first phase of construction of a new annex space at Prussing Elementary, 4650 N.
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